Here is an infograph I created on Piktocharthighlighting poverty percentages in 2012. All of my information was taken from sources such as the United States Census Bureauand Wikipedia statistics on population sizes of both countries and states/territories in the U.S.
Aside from visas, be them work, travel, or otherwise, there are various modes of legal entry; however, many illegal immigrants can quickly become considered legal through government programs aimed at creating a larger labor force. In this blog post we will look at the multipl regularization programs Spain has enacted under various governments throughout the past half century.
Filled with political and legal jargon, immigration law can be difficult to understand in English, nevermind in Spanish! To help all of you understand the various facets of Spanish law regarding immigrants, from types of visas and migrants to residency, citizenship, refugee entry, and regularization programs, I will break down information taken from various texts, both in Spanish and English. This post will focus more specifically on the different types of migration and migrants.
There are many organizations within Spain who are working to counteract xenophobia and racism, to remove such phrases from public discourse, acclimate immigrants to Spain and Spaniards to immigrants, and advocate for them.
This blog will envelop Myrella’s experience in Spain as an immigrant in regards to her employment as a domestic worker and any interactions with xenophobia, as well as her opinions on the relationship between employee and employer in regards to the emotional labor theory.
As a follow-up to my prior blog post regarding xenophobia in Spain, I would like to perform a small scale news analysis within both Spanish and Latin American newspapers, to see if there are any patterns in coverage.
More than forty years after Henri Lefebvre proposed the concept of the “right to the city” amidst the urban uprisings of the late 1960s, we are witnessing a new wave of mass protest in cities across the world in response to widespread austerity cuts, entrenched corruption, plutocracy, police violence, and other injustices. Cairo, Athens, New York, Istanbul, Sao Paulo, and other major cities have been focal points of media coverage in recent years, providing endless material for scholars who study the dynamics of globalization, social protest, state repression, and the evolution of the “right to the city” movement. It’s important to remember, however, that while mass protests (especially those that feature violent clashes between demonstrators and police) tend to draw the most media attention, there is also much to learn from the everyday interactions that almost never receive any coverage. On a recent trip to Spain, I witnessed a small but ominous example of this.